They share their lineage and a last name — but that's pretty much where the similarities end.
Malik Obama, Barack Obama's half-brother, will attend the final presidential debate not to support the Democratic candidate who the president has rallied behind — but rather, as a guest of Republican nominee Donald Trump.
"I'm excited to be at the debate. Trump can make America great again," Malik told The New York Post on Tuesday.
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The Trump campaign confirmed to NBC News that it was bringing Malik to the debate in addition to other guests, including Patricia Smith, the mother of a victim of the 2012 Benghazi, Libya, attack who has said she blames Hillary Clinton "personally for the death of my son."
In Malik, Trump has found an enthusiastic supporter who isn't afraid to criticize Democrats just because he's related to Barack Obama.
Malik revealed in July that he planned to vote for Trump, prompting Trump to tweet, "[He] was probably treated badly by president — like everybody else!"
Malik, who at 58 is three years older than his famous half-sibling, was raised in Kenya and first met the future president in 1985, when they were in their 20s. The firstborn son of their father, Barack Hussein Obama Sr., Malik has said he and Barack Obama at one point shared a close bond — and even served as best men in each other's weddings.
But their relationship deteriorated over the years.
Malik did not return inquiries from NBC News. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Wednesday he hadn't spoken to the president about Malik's attendance at the debate and he didn't anticipate Barack Obama "will spend a lot of time thinking about it."
An American citizen, Malik, 58, splits his time between the tiny western Kenya village of Nyangoma-Kogelo and Washington, according to The Associated Press.
In 2013, he tried his own hand at politics, running for governor in his home county of Siaya. But he lost by a landslide and criticized Obama for not endorsing him.
Malik runs the Barack H. Obama Foundation, which does humanitarian projects. Its website makes clear that the foundation is "in memory of their father, and is not dependent on the endorsement of his brother, President Barack Obama."
Obama Sr. was killed in a car crash in 1982 and left behind three wives, a daughter and six sons, according to the AP. One son died in 1984.